If you are returning to the UK and were a previous resident of the UK, then there is a process which allows a returning resident to be admitted into settlement provided certain requirements for this procedures are met.
You may be admitted for settlement as a returning resident if you meet the following requirements:
- You have had Indefinite Leave to Remain in the United Kingdom when you last left the country;
- You have not been away from the United Kingdom for more than two years;
- You did not have recourse to public funds towards the cost of leaving the United Kingdom;
- You seek admission for settling in the United Kingdom.